DSR-4520X IRD Set-Up and Configuration

DSR-4520X IRD Set-Up and Configuration
DSR-4520X IRD Set-Up and Configuration
Guidelines for Direct Reception
on Galaxy 13
Version 1.8, 09/01/06
This document is intended as a supplement to and not as
a substitute for the Operator Guide provided by Motorola
to its customers for this product. Certain portions of the
Motorola document have been excerpted and revised by
HBO Engineering to fit the HBO-specific application. This
document details the nuances of IRD installation and
configuration that are specific to receiving HOD and
MaxOD from HBO on Galaxy 13. It is assumed that the
reader has become familiar with the Motorola document.
When the IRD is ordered from the authorized Motorola
Distributor, the PO should specify that the IRD will be
utilized for the reception of HOD/MaxOD. This should help
ensure that the IRD delivered is loaded with the proper
version of firmware.
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE CHECK IRD FIRMWARE
VERSION BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH INSTALLATION!
Main Code must be at 12C or higher.
Ethernet Code must be at 0A12 or higher.
When powering up the IRD for the first time, please be sure to perform a
power-up factory reset to ensure proper boot-up on the current code
version. Simply hold in the < and > cursor keys on the front panel of the
IRD when power is first applied (for approximately 20 seconds) until the
unit boots fully.
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CONFIRMING the IRD Firmware Version
It is critical to the proper operation of the IRD for the purposes of receiving HOD and MaxOD
content via the IRD Ethernet port that the IRD be at the correct firmware version. When the
IRD was ordered, the PO should have specified that the IRD is intended for reception of
HOD/MaxOD; Motorola or its authorized distributor should have provided the correct version.
This detail must be checked prior to placing the IRD into service.
To check the current version of firmware in the IRD, after supplying power to the unit, enter
the <Status> submenu through the front panel controls, and navigate to page 2 of that
submenu. Below is what you should see on the IRD LCD display. What is critical is the
highest version of code available in the unit:
Main - Boot : Min : High :
Ethernet - Boot : High :
<MAIN MENU]
12A:12C:12C
0A10:0A12
FIRMWARE (2/2)
[NEXT>
Main - Boot:Min:High
These three values describe the firmware version for the unit’s main processor (Delphi). Boot
code may vary. Your IRD should have Main High code at 12C.
Ethernet - Boot:High
These two values describe the firmware versions for the unit’s auxiliary processor (PowerPC),
used for processing Ethernet messages. Boot code may vary. Your IRD should have Ethernet
High code at 0A12.
If the IRD has the correct version of code, proceed with installation and configuration as
described below. If it does not, please contact the HOD Hotline at (212) 512-5666 as soon as
possible for instructions on how to proceed. During the transition period, HBO will have a
satellite code download available to those sites that do not receive IRD’s with the correct
firmware.
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Connecting the DSR-4520X for HOD/MaxOD
Cable connections described in this section are made to the rear panel of the DSR-4520X.
2. RF Input Ports (use RF Port 1 for input from Galaxy 13, Vertical Polarity)
4. Ethernet Port 1 (connect to Catcher Port Eth0 on the MP-CAT-320 - using a crossover
Ethernet cable)
5. Ethernet Port 2 (not used in this application – be careful not to connect Catcher here)
12. Video Out (with OSD) (recommended for troubleshooting/status monitoring)
CONNECTING the IRD
To Connect the Unit to receive HOD/MaxOD
Connect the L-band signal from the V-pol of the antenna already peaked on Galaxy 13 and
data grade LNB to one of the RF input ports (RF Port 1 is recommended). Use a DC block if
necessary to prevent another receiver's LNB power output from shutting down the
DSR-4520X. Only Port 1 of the DSR-4520X provides LNB power. If you are using Port 1 and
the LNB is powered from elsewhere be sure to have LNB power disabled on the IRD (see
manual). Please confirm that the RF input signal level is between –65dBm and –25dBm
(optimal is in the –40dBm range).
To view on-screen diagnostics during installation, connect the Video Output on the unit to a
video monitor. Diagnostic data is output only on Video 2 Output.
Using a standard Ethernet cross-connect (crossover) cable connect the Ethernet Port 1 of the
DSR-4520X to the Ethernet 0 port on your Tandberg Media Path Catcher. Note that the crossconnect cable must be CAT-5 unshielded twisted pair, with a length of 3’ ≥ 300’.
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HBO on Demand/Cinemax on Demand
Distribution Network
Galaxy 13,
Transponder 11
Headend
HBO Pitcher via
DCII Multiplex
Internet
DSR-4520X IRD
L-Band Freq: 1230 MHz
(V-Pol)
VCT: 730
VC: 171
Ethernet
x-over cable
ACK/NAK
Traffic
Tandberg Catcher
MP-CAT-320
Firewall
ADI
AMS
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CONFIGURING the IRD
To Configure the Unit to receive HOD/MaxOD
Following are instructions and menu screen samples specific to the reception of HOD and
MaxOD from Galaxy 13.
Configure RF Port
After connecting a feed of Galaxy 13 Vertical polarity downlink to RF input 1 on the
IRD, select <RF Ports > from Main Menu and arrow down to the bottom of the
menu, set the Active Port to Port 1, and configure as follows:
>Active Port
Frequency
Symbol:Code:Bit
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
=
1
1230
29.3: 7/8 Combined
MANUAL TUNE (10/10)
[NEXT>
At this point, the DIGICIPHER LED on the front panel of the IRD should be
illuminated, indicating acquisition of the satellite signal. If it is not, recheck all
settings, RF connections, and antenna pointing.
It is recommended to leave the remaining 7 ports in an unconfigured mode, since they
will not be used in this application. Set the Port Test parameters according to local
requirements.
>Satellite
Polarity
Status
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
:
G9 (or G13)
Vertical
Defined
PORT 1 SETUP (1/10)
[NEXT>
NOTE: Even though the satellite is Galaxy 13; the satellite designator, VCT and channel number
may reflect Galaxy 9 (G9) to avoid having to reconfigure IRDs already in service.
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Select Channel
After configuring the RF port and confirming satellite signal acquisition, give the IRD a few
minutes to download the Virtual Channel Table (VCT) from the HBO satellite feed. Then
select <Channels> from the Main Menu and configure the Virtual Channel selection as
follows:
>
VCT ID
Channel Number
Provider ID
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
=
730
171
---
CHANNEL SELECT (1/2)
[NEXT>
Once the VCT and channel selections are made, the IRD should lock to the Ethernet IP
service which is carrying the HOD/MaxOD IP stream. When this occurs the DIGICIPHER
LED on the front panel of the IRD should illuminate, and <Data> should look as follows:
Confirm Service Acquisition
> Asynchronous
Isochronous
Ethernet - IP
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
=
Not Defined
Not Defined
Defined
DATA STATUS (1/5)
[NEXT>
If <Ethernet - IP> displays a <Defined> status, the IRD has acquired the service and will
output IP from Ethernet Port 1, which has been connected to the Tandberg Mediapath
Catcher. Go back and confirm all front panel LED indicators and settings if Ethernet status
is displayed as <Not Defined>.
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Configure IP Address on Ethernet Port 1
In order for the Tandberg Mediapath Catcher to be able to monitor the status of the IRD, it must
be assigned an IP address which is known to the Catcher. The same Ethernet Port 1 that is
used to deliver content-related data to the Catcher is used for this monitoring. Remember that
we do not use Ethernet Port 2 in this application at all. Please configure as follows under the
<Data> menu:
>IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
=
10.2.0.2
255.255.255.0
168.84.51.1
ETHERNET PORT 1 (3/5)
[NEXT>
Unless the IRD is separated from the Catcher by a gateway (not recommended), there is no
need for the user to be concerned with the Default Gateway setting. While other values may
appear after initialization, if no specific address is set, the factory default is shown above.
Configure the Relays, Relay Bypass, and Alarm
When being utilized for the reception of linear video services the 4520X has certain relay,
alarm and relay bypass settings that may be configured to respond to various conditions. In
the HOD/MaxOD Configuration these alarms and the relay bypass feature of the IRD are not
used. In order to ensure that the IRD does not display false alarm conditions, HBO advises
that they be set accordingly. The following two screens are both configurable from the <EXT
Hardware> menu as follows:
>Relay 1
Relay 2
Relay 3
<MAIN MENU]
>Bypass Mode
Alarm Trigger
Alarm State
<MAIN MENU]
=
=
=
Off
Off
Off
Relays (1/2)
=
=
=
[NEXT>
Disabled
Off
Disabled
Alarms (2/2)
[NEXT>
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On-Screen Diagnostic Display
The Fast Facts 1 and Fast Facts 2 screens of the on-screen diagnostic (OSD) display
available on the video output of the IRD (see Motorola manual) contains very useful fields of
information that indicate the status of the IRD. A sample of a “happy” IRD OSD looking at
HOD/MaxOD would have a Fast Facts 1 screen that looks something like this:
Unit:nnn-nnnnn-nnnnn-nnn
VC# = 171
Firmware: 000A12 000A12
VCT ID = 0730
Encryption = Unencrypted
Service # = 72
Auth State = Unauthorized
Eb/No = +10.0
Signal State = Locked
Signal Quality = 75
Sat/Xpndr = G9/10 (or G13)
Virtual Network = nnn
Symbol Rate = 29.27 Msps
Polarization =V
Frequency = 1250.000 MHz
FEC Rate = 7/8
The OSD Fast Facts 1 screen is currently the only place where you can get any detail
regarding the quality of the downlinked satellite signal. Without it you only have the
DIGICIPHER LED on the front panel of the unit to tell you if the IRD is “locked” to the satellite
signal; the LED indicator does not give you any information with regard to downlink or bit-error
margin. If you have difficulty establishing or maintaining lock, or if you have ongoing catch
failures, it is useful to check the Eb/No (energy-per-bit/noise spectral density – roughly
equivalent to a digital S/N figure). A lower than optimal Eb/No will result in a high bit-error rate
(BER). At the HBO FEC rate of 7/8, an Eb/No of 8.0 dB is necessary to maintain a serviceable
BER; an ideal Eb/No is in the 10-12dB range. Signal Quality is a number provided on an
arbitrary scale, represents a combination of the input signal level and the BER. This number
should always be at or above 75.
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Fast Facts 2 Screen
Use this screen if you need to verify that the port definition has taken in the unit configuration.
Do not worry if the other RF ports show something other than <Undefined>; as long as you
have set the active port to Port 1, the IRD will only concern itself with the input signal at that
port.
Port 1 = G9:V (or G13:V)
Confirmed
Port 2
Undefined
Port 3
Undefined
Port 4
Undefined
Port 5
Undefined
Port 6
Undefined
Port 7
Undefined
Port 8
Undefined
For General Support please contact the HBO Hotline at: 212-512-5666,
E-mail: hodhotline@hbo.com.
For Motorola/GI technical support please call 888-944-4357.
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